TOKONAME BOWL (LID OF BURIED JAR)

Buddhist Tokoname ware spouted large bowl 12-13c
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Buddhist Tokoname ware spouted large bowl 12-13c (Dealer: Sezuan antiques & art) – Once the Japanese aristocracy despaired of the turbulent times of Late Heian – Kamakura period in 12-13th century, then buried Buddhist scriptures into ground with wishing the blessing of Buddha. This piece was originally made as a lid of such ‘Kyozuka-tsubo’ (Buried jar containing Buddhist scriptures) of Kamakura period as used for. Its spout was added as the path to this world for the blessing of inner scriptures. Repaired excavation with reddish clay texture splashed with greenish natural glaze (shizen-yu) caused by the chemical reaction in the kiln-firing process, as a masterpiece of powerful Japanese Buddhist art. approx. D 31-28cm (12.20-11.02in), H 12.5-11cm (4.92-4.33in)

 

 

Item price: $650
#09076

 

 

 

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